Your EO Cheat Sheet: Where to Apply Roll-Ons

by Bella Martinez April 26, 2019

Your EO Cheat Sheet: Where to Apply Roll-Ons

You come home from a long day of work to find a package waiting for you at your door. And not just any package — an Edens Garden package. Huzzah! Your new roll-ons have arrived, so you rip through the packaging in record time and uncover the gems within. At last, you hold the roll-ons in your hand and uncap them. But wait? Where should you apply them?

If you can relate, then look no further. We’ve broken down where to apply your roll-ons based on their uses, so you can rest assured you’re receiving maximum benefits.

Perfume: If you’re applying a roll-on simply because you love it and want to be surrounded by your favorite aromas, then apply it to your pulse points. The pulse points are warmer areas on your body. When oils are applied to pulse points, they are gently warmed, amplifying aromas, allowing you to enjoy your roll-ons to the fullest.

Physical ailments: When it comes to pain, inflammation and skin issues, roll-ons can be applied directly to the area of concern. For headaches, roll-ons are best applied to the temples and head; for digestion, apply to the stomach. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way, as roll-ons are typically diluted higher for spot treatment. So no need douse the area of concern.

Repellent: Keep bugs at bay by applying your roll-on to pulse points and exposed areas. For example, if your limbs are exposed, apply the roll-on in a short line down your forearms and biceps as well as your shins and outer thighs. You will want to apply a moderate amount of oil.

Respiratory: For respiratory related ailments, it is best to inhale the oil directly. The best way to inhale oils directly is to apply the roll-on underneath your nose or to pulse points on or near the face (such as the neck and temples). You can also apply to the chest for coughs and infections.

Mental concerns: Emotional and sleep-related issues are often best complemented by essential oils when inhaled. As such, apply your roll-on to pulse points near or around your face.

Sickness and immunity: When it comes to sickness and immunity, you will want to absorb the oils as best you can. The skin is generally thinner around the pulse points, which allows for easier absorption. Again, this makes it the ideal area for application. This also means that the bottoms of your feet and palms would not be an ideal application area, as skin is thickest there.

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Edens Garden

September 1, 2023 at 8:31 am

Hi Stephanie! We recommend trying Face Love or Age Defy roll-on. Both are optimal blends for tightening and reducing swelling around the eyes.


September 1, 2023 at 8:14 am

Is there a roll-on you could recommend for the delicate eye area for anti-aging/depuffing/tightening? Thanks!

Edens Garden

July 14, 2023 at 10:25 am

Hi Linda! We do not have a physical catalog available currently, though we hope to offer one in the future!


July 14, 2023 at 10:24 am

do you have any catalogs on oils? Or is it just online viewing.

Edens Garden

February 22, 2023 at 9:14 am

Hi Robin! Our Rose and Skin Love roll-ons are great options for the lips!

Robin Fozo

February 22, 2023 at 9:12 am

Is there a roll on that you would recommend for my lips? I have very sensitive lips and usually just use olive oil or coconut oil.

Edens Garden

February 2, 2023 at 9:36 am

Hi Cathy! Yes, you can apply Sleep Ease roll-on to the bottom of your child’s feet. Other effective areas to roll on this blend include pulse points on the temples and neck.

Cathy Cornell

February 2, 2023 at 9:35 am

Is it effective to place the roll on to the bottom of the feet. I am asking for Sleep ease for kids

Gina Kahwaty

December 7, 2022 at 8:46 am

Thank you for this useful information.

Edens Garden

October 27, 2022 at 8:37 am

Hi Brenda! We find it’s best to apply Me-No-Pause around your neck and along your arms.

Brenda Shoop

October 27, 2022 at 8:34 am

Thank you for this information, but can you tell me specifically where Me-No-Pause for hot flashes
should be applied?

Edens Garden

August 31, 2022 at 10:34 am

Hi Krisena! We recommend using it 2-3 per day.

Krisena Silva

August 31, 2022 at 10:22 am

I just purchased Frankincense & Myrrh roll on for my husband to use on his knee. He has a torn meniscus and arthritis. The Dr has given him injections and they only work so long. He has an apt with the surgeon later this week. Until then, how many times a day can he apply the roll on to his knee?

Barbara Tieman

July 15, 2022 at 2:31 pm

Thank you so much for roll-on info. It is to the point and to the pulse too; very easy to follow with the order you presented. :)

Connie Bird

February 7, 2022 at 9:11 am

Thank you for this blog so very helpful!

Edens Garden

December 27, 2021 at 4:23 pm

Hi Leslie! For emotional concerns, apply your roll-on to pulse points near or around your face.

Leslie Fink

December 27, 2021 at 4:11 pm

for Anxiety Ease and Stress Relief Roll ons – where is the best place on my body for the roll on to be effective for stress and anxiety?

Edens Garden

August 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm

Hi Natalie! You can learn more about our stance on applying essential oils to the bottom of the feet here:


August 24, 2021 at 3:10 pm

So we don’t apply to the bottoms of feet? I’ve always heard and read that is the best place to apply.

Edens Garden

June 30, 2021 at 8:39 am

Hi Pei-an! Yes, Fatigue Fix can be applied to the temples.

Pei-an (Betty) Shih

June 30, 2021 at 8:25 am

Is your Fatigue Fix roll on made at 5% concentration? Is it safe to apply on the temples?

Edens Garden

June 21, 2021 at 8:57 am

Hi Lynn! Where you can smell them, so the clavicle, neck and temples are a good option. Anecdotal evidence suggests that applying to the bottom of the feet is a good location as well, when it comes to oils for sleep.


June 21, 2021 at 8:54 am

where do you apply the roll-ons made for sleep?

Edens Garden

June 7, 2021 at 8:29 am

Hi Jennifer! To fine lines, wrinkles and age spots on your face or body.


June 7, 2021 at 8:29 am

Where do you apply afe defy roll on?